About Us

The 'Kaleidoscope Orchestra' is a very friendly community, multi generational Orchestra. We have members of ALL ages and ALL abilities - some are picking up their instruments for the very first time while other have played for many years. Some members have played in orchestras & bands while others have never played as part of a group before! We are also an orchestra of ALL instruments. Besides the traditional orchestral instruments, we have saxophones, guitars and recorders!

The orchestra began as a ten week trial in October 2009. It concluded with a Christmas concert performed by 19 members. All the members had enjoyed the ten weeks and voted to continue. New members have continued to come along and the orchestra has grown to its current membership of 62!

Orchestra rehearsals commence at 7:30pm on Thursday evenings (term time only). We have a quick break half way though the evening where everyone catches up with each other. It is great to see friendships growing between the different generations, alongside the sharing of musical knowledge & technique - everyone helps each other out at 'Kaleidoscope Orchestra'. The evening finishes at 8:45pm.

Subscriptions are just £2 per person per week. New members may pay weekly for the first half term. Thereafter members are asked to pay either half termly, termly or annually. Subs cover the hire of the school hall, new music, music stands, refreshments...

Children - Are you currently learning an instrument at school?

Mums & Dads - Did you once learn an instrument, but now it's gathering dust under the bed or tucked away in the loft

Grandmas & Grandads - Used to play? Or learning a new instrument as a hobby?

Have we tempted you yet to pick up that instrument again? Always wanted to play as part of a group? Come and try us out! No auditions, just lots of fun!

Come along & join us!

Rehearsals 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Thursdays (term times only) at Howden School & Technology College, Derwent Road.

Please note, occasionally we are unable to rehearse at the school so hold rehearsals at Howden Methodist Church instead. Please check the website or Facebook to check rehearsal venues.

New members are welcome at any time throughout the year. Please contact me if you would like to come along, then I can ensure there will be some music for you to play.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Helen Higson